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Hi guys,

My car was taken to halfords auto repair centre after it broke down with a low oil pressure warning (relating to dpf issues we think)

Halfords completely misdiagnosed the problem and decided to replace the fuel pump...they completely ****ed it up basically, because they took it for a test drive and due to the original oil pressure problem it broke down again and made it worse...they then changed the oil filter too...

When I went to see them the car was leaking diesel everywhere, completely their fault- the fuel pump never needed changing!!! But now is leaking diesel and the car won't even start....

Any ideas what could be the cause?

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I can't because halfords are footing the bill seeing as it was their fault in the first place......I don't see why I should have to pay the very high costs of a specialist when they caused the fuel leak problem, but I can appreciate the car needs someone who knows what they're doing...

Any idea what the cause could be?
 
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Why did they change the fuel pump? As in the high pressure pump?
Was it leaking?
 

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I have absolutely no idea. I think it could be as basic as they heard the word 'pump' and went fuel pump instead of oil pump....- as the issue I had was with the oil pressure....it makes no sense , which is why theyv agreed to repair their cock up....still doesn't change the fact the car is so much worse than before it went in to their garage..

They just told me they changed the 'fuel pump', not sure if that means high pressure pump or not...tbh I don't believe 90 per cent of the stuff they tell me. They told me they took out my dpf filter and it's a one piece inseparable cat/dpf.....I took it out the next day and found out it's a split one....so they obviously DIDNT take it out and just lied....
 

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I just don't understand why people take their cars to Halfrauds. They rip you off in the shop so surely that would be an indicator how their garages will be.

PC World is the same.
 
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I just don't understand why people take their cars to Halfrauds. They rip you off in the shop so surely that would be an indicator how their garages will be.

PC World is the same.
I wouldn't take my car to PC world like :rolleyes:



--- It could be difficult to get Halfords to agree to let you take it elsewhere, but if they constantly cock up they'll definitely have to. But you may as well ask them. Just go in and say it how it is. You're the boss in this situation and let them know that :D
 

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I just don't understand why people take their cars to Halfrauds. They rip you off in the shop so surely that would be an indicator how their garages will be.

PC World is the same.

out of interest, you say halfords is a rip off, im going to buy a hydraulic jack and big socket set, where would you reccomend if as you say halfords prices are rip offs....

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I have absolutely no idea. I think it could be as basic as they heard the word 'pump' and went fuel pump instead of oil pump....- as the issue I had was with the oil pressure....it makes no sense , which is why theyv agreed to repair their cock up....still doesn't change the fact the car is so much worse than before it went in to their garage..

They just told me they changed the 'fuel pump', not sure if that means high pressure pump or not...tbh I don't believe 90 per cent of the stuff they tell me. They told me they took out my dpf filter and it's a one piece inseparable cat/dpf.....I took it out the next day and found out it's a split one....so they obviously DIDNT take it out and just lied....
They sound like a shower of fools we have here in Ireland. Seems they haven't a clue.
 

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out of interest, you say halfords is a rip off, im going to buy a hydraulic jack and big socket set, where would you reccomend if as you say halfords prices are rip offs....

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I'd check prices at Toolstation, Machine Mart and local places first.

Perhaps "rip off" was a bit much but every time I need something Halfords is more expensive - be it bulbs (nah I don't need them in plastic packaging thanks), filters, general cleaning stuff (£7 for spray grease that was £1.50 elsewhere) or stereos (£30 dearer than Argos).

However, if they've got an offer on, go for it!
 

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Halfords are very expensive - try Quickco for consumables.

Halfords and PC World appear to employ children as salesmen.
 

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can someone tell me about the Quickco place because when i do a search online i only find a link to a store in manchester....

is it a nationwide chain? can i order online...? anyone have the link?
 

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update

hi guys,

heard from halfords today,

they say they have fixed the fuel leak- apparantly it was leaking diesel because the 'gasket was missing'.....I think they've replaced the fuel pump and there's no leak now....

does this sound about right?

oh and they've replaced the DPF filter ive just drilled out with a new DPF filter.....i didn't even want it!!

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hi guys,

heard from halfords today,

they say they have fixed the fuel leak- apparantly it was leaking diesel because the 'gasket was missing'.....I think they've replaced the fuel pump and there's no leak now....

does this sound about right?

oh and they've replaced the DPF filter ive just drilled out with a new DPF filter.....i didn't even want it!!

thanks
http://images.clipartof.com/small/70708-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Smart-Monkey-Holding-Tools-And-Doing-A-Puzzle.jpg

I think that picture describes halfords "forgetting" a gasket :D

It might be worth investing in the following book
Product: Peugeot 307 Petrol & Diesel (01 - 08) Y-58 reg.
ISBN 978 1 84425 800 0

It's a great help when you have to deal with apes :eek:
Section 4b.10 deals with the high pressure pump removal.
Section 4c.27 deals with the DPF/Cat removal and refitting.
 

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got the car back today....it won't even start- just clicks over.....ive had enough of them....

AND they said they cant give me back my old dpf filter, the one i drilled through because they need to use it as a 'surcharge'....?

they never did any paperwork for me either cos they started the whole mess, and now the car doesn't even start...
 
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